Attendees will learn an array of knowledge focused on maximizing performance of birds and hatcheries throughout the production cycle.

June 6, 2023

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Effective hatchery and breeder management is critical for the success of any poultry operation. USPOULTRY’s 2023 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will provide attendees with insights into best practices, maximizing performance from start to finish, and other topics related to chick quality and breeder management. The clinic will be held July 20-21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Attendees at this year’s USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic will come away armed with an array of knowledge focused on maximizing the performance of their birds and hatcheries throughout the production cycle. Incorporating feedback with their own experience and expertise, the planning committee has put together a robust schedule of topics to help hatchery and breeder managers and other leaders get the most from their flocks,” said Kirk Dawkins, hatchery division manager at Fieldale Farms Corporation, and program committee chairman. 

Agenda topics include Raising Today’s Broiler Breeder, with attention to Brooding Best Practices, Feeding from Start to Finish, and Male Management After Transfer; Late Flock Management and Fertility; Shell Quality; Egg Pack / Sanitation; Bronchitis / Respiratory Challenges; Automation Preventive Maintenance; Maximizing Turning in Multi-Stage Equipment and Improving Chick Quality; Hatchery QA…Why and How to Gather the Data; Embryology: Challenges with Low Fertility Flocks; Maximizing Hatch…What Can You Control; Vaccine Handling; and Hatchery Sanitation.

The 2023 USPOULTRY Hatchery-Breeder Clinic planning committee, comprised of industry hatchery and breeder operations leaders, includes Adam Black, Aviagen Inc.; Kirk Dawkins, Fieldale Farms Corporation, and program committee chairman; Don Hickman, Mountaire Corporation; Alicia Hill, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Brian Hyde, Tyson Foods, Inc.; Chad Mason, House of Raeford Farms, Inc.; Ashley McGovern, Pilgrim’s; Jason Phillips, Amick Farms LLC; Richard Rutledge, Mountaire Corporation; Stephanie Smith, Peco Foods, Inc.; Joe Steed, Pilgrim’s; and Kent Weldon, Koch Foods.

To register, reserve your room and see the full agenda for the USPOULTRY 2023 Hatchery-Breeder Clinic, click here.

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